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Thursday, 29 December 2016

THOM THE WORLD POET: The Daily Poem

Rob Ayling, yer Gonzo Grande Fromage, writes: 


"Thom the World poet is an old mate of mine from way back in my history. Even pre-dating Voiceprint, when I was running "Otter Songs" and Thom's poetry tapes and guest appearances with Daevid Allen, Gilli Smyth and Mother Gong are well known and highly regarded. It just felt right to include a daily poem from Thom on our Gonzo blog and when I approached him to do so, he replied within seconds!!! Thom is a great talent and just wants to spread poetry, light and positive energy across the globe. If we at Gonzo can help him do that - why not?"


IMAGE TO WORD UP!
ALWAYS THE CARRIER OF WORDS
spills them carelessly over seated persons
Photographer snaps.Dancer moves.
Film maker makes images leap sequence
And all three become a slim song of sorts-
a blessed biography of possibilities/
a way out of daily prosaic/Prozac.
Any menial can scribe .To stay alive-ONLY CONNECT!
All art is a distillation of experience.CONCENTRATE.FOCUS
Chants,prayers,affirmations=word smoke from living fires.
Sign on the bus says FORWARD! FOREVER!
Each fisherperson steals facts and melts them into cheese fantasies
Batteries wear out when hearts no longer shine
The hand that writes this poem is mine.
"These people are like innovators and rebels. They deal with changing your consciousness. Their form is not a commercial one. Show me a poet that does it for the money, you know? I still think poets are like, for me, like rock stars. They're kind of magical people. They should just be given whatever they want.”
Jim Jarmusch - director of Paterson, a film about a poet/bus driver, released in November of 2016.

Paterson's main character is a bus driver who writes poetry on his lunch breaks. It was inspired, in part, by an epic William Carlos Williams poem.
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